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European Patent Convention (EPC 1973)

A revised version of the European Patent Convention entered into force on 13 December 2007. The provisions of the revised Convention apply unless the transitional provisions provide for the applicability of the EPC 1973.

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basic fee


- see national basic fee


surcharge on the ~ RFees 2(3b)


basis of decisions A 113




sub-office in ~ ProCen I(3)(d)


biological material R 23b(3), R 23c, R 28, R 28a


biotechnological inventions R 23b-23e


biological processes A 53(b)


Boards of Appeal


allocation of duties R 10(4)


appointment of chairmen A 11(3)


as departments charged with the procedure A 15(f)


binding effect of decisions of the Enlarged Board of Appeal A 112(3)


composition A 21(2),(4)


members A 11(3), A 23(1)-(3), A 24, A 160(2); R 10(4), R 93(a)


presidium R 10


responsibilities A 21(1), A 154(3), A 155(3); R 10(4)


Rules of Procedure A 23(4); R 10(3)


- see Enlarged Board of Appeal


branch at The Hague A 6(2), A 16, A 17; R 12(2); ProCen I, ProCen V(1),(2)


Budget and Finance Committee A 50(f)


budget of the EPOrg A 42, A 47, A 48, A 49(2)


advances A 161(2)


amending or supplementary budget A 42(1), A 46(2), A 48


amendment by the Administrative Council A 36(1)


authorisation for expenditure A 43


discharge in respect of the implementation of the ~ A 49(4)


first accounting period A 161


implementation and amending A 10(2)(d), A 48, A 50(a)


preparation and adoption of the ~ A 46


unforeseeable expenditure A 44